Monday, August 22, 2011

Minute-to-win-it party

Friday we had a family minute-to-win-it party. Huge group + competitive couples + 60 second adrenaline blasts = awesome family get together. Really, you gotta have one.
Game 1: Bounce the ping-pong ball into the cup. When you catch one, move that cup to the bottom and try to catch another. 7 cups total.
Game 2: Shoot a rubber band and knock down a tower of coke cans. Turns out it's a lot harder than it looks.
[Rhett and I are soo focused :)]
Game 3: Sort M&M's in a row by color. Also harder than it looks considering the time constraints.
Game 4: Stack nuts on top of each other using chop sticks. I think this could be easy or hard depending on what size you get. 
Game 5: Flip a cup and make it land upside down on top of a bottle.

I may have missed one? Anyway, there are many sites with ideas for minute-to-win-it games, so it's different every time! In fact, I though it would be so fun to have a minute-to-win-it tailgate since football season is right around the corner! I think it may be too involved for tailgates, though.

In other news, I'm officially employed post-grad! All I have to do is start and finish a thesis by May. No biggie. :) I just can't seem to get into the "school" mode after working all summer.
AND, I have a TON of furniture related posts coming up soon. As soon as I finish organizing my apt so I can take pictures without having to move piles of junk around, I'll post. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

2 tablespoons of wishful thinking

Yet another long blogging hiatus. Sigh. What can I say? Life has been a little crazy, but the worst is over for now. I finished my intern project (kinda) and presented it to a room full of management, interns, and co-workers. 
Banks is doing well and growing like a weed. After wrestling with it for a while, I got him declawed. He is going to be a strictly indoor cat since I live in an apartment and will for a least a couple more years. The tipping point was actually my new couch-aka my biggest purchase ever. It's leather and I'm sure it would have been scratched sooner rather than later even if it wasn't on purpose. He is recovering well and will be back to normal in no time. 

It seems like all I've done is work, work, work, but I do have a few fun things to show you and I have two HUGE projects in the works to be completed in the next few weeks. :)
Rhett and I went to a wedding a few weekends ago with my family. It was beautiful, looking out over downtown Houston. Congrats, Katie and Shane!
Remember the stain glass piece I bought during the Roundtop extravaganza? I finally painted it and hung it inside my mantle. With a little help, of course.
I painted it white first so I could sand it later and have white peeking through.
Then the purple from the insets on my mantle. My apologies for the horrid lighting.
Rubbed and hung inside my mantle with braided hemp twine.
No more empty mantle!
Switching gears- did anyone else watch Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding? I hadn't planned on it, but I was flipping through the channels and decided to tape it for later. Three things: 1st: They're really cute. Like, really good together after a pretty significant amount of time. 2nd: I would totally have a destination wedding if I was a celeb and could do it in s-t-y-l-e. Wow. Gorgeous. 3rd: LOVE almost everything she wears. Fab-u-lous. I absolutely love the dress she wore to the church in Nick's hometown, but I can't find it online :( I'll keep looking.
As long as we're keeping this post random, how amazing is this hair??
I'm totally loving it. Halloween, maybe? 

Promise not to be gone for an insane amount of time.

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